A historic ONE Championship event titled “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018. For the first time, boxing will be included along with kickboxing and Muay Thai in the promotion’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
The main event of “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” will be a title defense of reigning World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31. ONE Championship has yet to announce his opponent.
Like the recent ONE Championship events, mixed martial arts bouts will be mixed with ONE Super Series contests at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.” On July 9, 2018, the promotion held a press conference for the event at the W Hotel in Bangkok.
During the press conference, ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, 45, announced the organization’s partnership with Nakornloung Promotion. Also present during the event were Nakornloung Promotion promoter Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, 29, who is Sor Rungvisai’s current promoter.
“I always love to compete and showcase my skills at home in Thailand, so I am thankful for ONE Championship for giving me this opportunity.” Sor Rungvisai said. “History will be made on October 6.”
“I was lucky enough to witness a ONE Championship event earlier this year and I was absolutely blown away by the level of production, the action and excitement that transpired in the Impact Arena,” the Thai boxing champ added. “It was an amazing show for sure, and now I can be a part of that. Boxing is my passion and now it’s going to be an important part of ONE Championship.”
Sor Rungvisai cannot wait to defend his WBC World title. He said, “I will be working very hard to be able to retain my title.”
“This is a new challenge, and I love challenges,” Sor Rungvisai noted. “I’m looking forward to defend my title in front of my home fans at the amazing ONE championship event.”
Watch one of Sor Rungvisai’s previous bouts here:
Ticket information for ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES is available at www.onefc.com.